Internet Businesses: Do They Work?
If you've ever wanted to make money on the internet, I'm sure you have heard of numerous ways: paid surveys, selling unwanted goods on eBay, data entry, or keeping up with a website that pays through advertisements. With so many different options and so many scams, it's hard to decide whether it is actually possible to make money online. Despite all of the scams and rip-offs that do exist on the Internet, it is definitely possible to make money on the Internet if you do it the right way.
Though it may not be enough money in the beginning to pay every one of your bills, you could earn decent amount of money every month. Unfortunately, this means all of the 'get rich in a couple weeks' or 'get paid $32 an hour' ads aren't real.
If you want to make money online, you're going to have to dedicate a few hours of your time each day.
EBay is probably one of the best ways to make money online. All you really have to do is sign up for an account and write ads for the products that you wish to sell.
However, you have to make sure that the products you are trying to sell are things that someone else will want. Yes one man's trash is another man's treasure, but most people do not want to buy something that has no good use. EBay allows you to sell anything. If you do not have anything that you'd like to sell, stop at a local thrift store and pick out a few things that you think would sell.
If you can't get to a thrift store, be creative. You can always make simple jewelry such as bracelets. Use your imagination! Though, EBay does charge small fees for certain things at times, it is definitely worth it.
Paid surveys are also another way to make money on the Internet. Paid surveys do not require much time, and usually companies that offer paid surveys also have a click-to-pay service, which is basically when the company sends you emails and you click the emails to receive payment.
Payment for paid emails is very small, usually ranging from $0.03 to $0.05. However, paid surveys do in fact offer a little bit more money. Some paid survey websites use the point system while others have a set rate for each survey that is taken. If you've searched around the Internet about paid surveys, you have probably read that the point system is not the way to go.
From prior experience with companies such as Global Test Market, I most definitely recommend the point system. The point system is a system that companies use. Each time you complete a survey for them, you get a certain amount of points. Points usually vary depending on the length of the survey. However, most companies that offer online surveys usually have a 1-2 survey limit per day. Another set back with paid surveys is that most of the companies only offer payment through checks.
Sometimes the check can take weeks to come. In all, if you've like to make money online, do not expect that you will be getting rich quickly, Also, do not expect that the money you make online will pay for all of your bills, because it won't.
To make money on the Internet you must have time and patience. Try Google's AdSense, EBay, or Paid Survey websites to get you started.
About the Author:
Steve Michaels is a successful off and online entrepreneur. For more information visit http://www.todaysproductreviews.com/ or http://www.forpeoplewhowanttomakemoney-bu.blogspot.com/